What speed is SRAM X9?

Our review Sitting below the elite X0 model is the new SRAM X9 alloy and composite rear mech, at 239g for the long-cage model. The body is a tweaked 10-speed version of the 2009/10 nine-speed X9. It’s chunky, solid and without a hint of flex or sloppiness anywhere – good portents for accurate shifting.

Does SRAM X9 have a clutch?

The SRAM X9 Type 2 Rear Derailleur helps prevent dropped chains and limits chain slap by incorporating a clutch mechanism that controls chain tension and stabilizes the rear derailleur cage. The clutch comes pre-set from the factory to provide a certain amount of friction inside the derailleur cage pivot.

What is SRAM X9?

SRAM X9 10-speed front derailleur: The X9 derailleur is designed for a wide range 2×10 system with X-Glide front shifting technology. SRAM X9 10-speed trigger shifters: The X9 shifters use SRAM’s new 10-Speed Exact Actuation technology and are Matchmaker upgradeable.

Is SRAM GX better than X9?

The GX is way inferior, the pivots will develop play much faster than with the X9.

What year is SRAM X9?

SRAM’s 2011 X9 and X0 components are bookended by their already unveiled X7 and XX 10-speed components, so naturally you’ve assumed they will also be 10-speed.

Is SRAM X7 any good?

X7 is ideal for not too technical trails and fairly steep climbs. It does take time to learn which gear you are in but in the long term you as a rider will get used to it. The market took a long time to be convert to 2 x 10 from 3 x 10 a few years back, SRAM did a great job with making it acceptable.

What replaced the SRAM X9?

GX has replaced the old X7 and X9 price points. Your options are limited as SRAM and Shimano rear derailleurs/shifters are not compatible.

Which is better Shimano or SRAM?

The main differences between SRAM vs Shimano are: SRAM has a stronger hold over the high end of the groupset market, whereas Shimano’s groupsets are often bought by entry to mid-level users. Shimano shifting actuation works on a 1:1 ratio, whereas SRAM’s shifting actuation works on a 2:1 ratio.

Does SRAM X7 have a clutch?

With the new X7 rear derailleur, SRAM brings its clutch-mechanism down to the $89 price point.

Do I need a clutch derailleur for gravel?

This is useful if you are riding in bumpy conditions such as cobble/brick roads, gravel roads, CX or XC. There is a friction penalty that comes with the clutch benefits. If you are riding on reasonably well paved roads 95% of the time you do not need, nor should you want, a clutch rear derailleur.

Should MTB clutch be on or off?

It’ll be just fine. Just like you said, the clutch keeps the chain from bouncing and makes for a quieter ride. When it’s off, it’s just like every other derailleur that doesn’t have one. If you ride smooth paths and road, it’s honestly not even necessary so if you leave it off it’s one less thing that can wear out.